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Nature-based Infrastructure Reduces Runoff

June 25, 2019

Installing nature-based infrastructure in Hobart, Ind. is preventing at least 800,000 gallons of polluted stormwater runoff from flowing into Lake Michigan.

Rehabilitating Vacant Urban Lots Improves Stormwater Management

August 25, 2018

Rehabilitating vacant parcels in three Great Lakes cities improve storm water management and revitalize urban communities.

Great Marsh Restoration Reduces Basement Flooding, Improves Wildlife Habitat

May 29, 2017

Removing invasive plants in Indiana has improved Lake Michigan’s water quality, improved wildlife habitat, and reduced flooding in people’s basements

Native Species Returning to Indiana Dunes in Area of Concern

February 23, 2016

By removing invasive species from three sites in Northwestern Indiana adjacent to Lake Michigan, native plants and wildlife are returning.

Mapping Harmful Algal Outbreaks Helps Combat Future Threat

September 6, 2015

Mapping historic harmful algal outbreaks has increased our understanding of their causal factors and will lead to more effective future management.

Thorgren Basin Naturalization

August 21, 2014

Retrofitting and naturalizing a retention basin in Indiana improved water quality by filtering out sediments and pollutants from stormwater, decreasing the harmful impact of storms, and improving aquatic wildlife habitats.

Business Owners, Anglers Work to Stop the Spread of Invasive Species

June 6, 2014

Researchers, working with agencies, bait shop owners, and anglers, are developing a public education campaign to prevent the spread of invasive species.

Project Aims to Make Wind Power Bird-Friendly

December 6, 2013

A project that tracked bird movements in the Great Lakes could reduce the number of birds and bats killed by new wind turbines planned for the basin.

Invention could help solve Great Lakes ballast water crisis

August 26, 2013

A New Jersey scientist has invented a system that uses ultrasound and filters to kill invasive species in ballast water to help protect the Great Lakes.